Oxford North project update & Oxfordshire County Council A40 highway works

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Project update - February 2020

Following Oxford City Council’s Planning Review Committee which resolved to approve Thomas White Oxford’s planning application for Oxford North on Monday 16 December 2019, TWO is now in discussions with Oxford City Council to progress the relevant legal agreements and planning conditions. We hope that once these matters are concluded that planning permission will be issued.

With the potential commencement of such a sizeable project, we are fully aware that any works may raise questions or concerns.

Therefore, we will continue with our communications through our website and enewsletters. You can also follow us through social media.

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Oxfordshire County Council A40 highways works

From 17 February 2020, Oxfordshire County Council has informed TWO that as part of the wider A40 corridor transport improvements, they will be carrying out a short period of work, within the highway boundary, along the A40 on a section of the road just to the west of the Wolvercote roundabout.

The work will involve some vegetation clearance along with engineering surveys over a three-week period. A temporary lane closure at night will be required in compliance with Oxfordshire County Council Highway regulations.

With the works taking place within the highway boundary, following removal of vegetation, should there be any impact to TWO’s boundary, new fencing will be installed.

The County Council is carrying out its own communications around this project. Further information supplied to us via the County Council can be found below. You can also email them directly about this project: A40.BuslaneProject@Oxfordshire.gov.uk

Read Oxfordshire County Council's notice of work: https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/a40-vegetation-clearance--road-surveys/

For background

Oxfordshire County Council’s A40 survey & vegetation clearance work

The surveys are to be carried out at night to minimise the impact on traffic, but no road closures are required. Any road users in the area from 20.00-05.00 over a period of seven days (w/c 24th February) may experience short delays due to temporary traffic lights. Any work during the day will be off the carriageway and confined to footways, cycle paths and verges. The schedules above have been designed to keep the road and path open to the public as normal as far as possible.

W/c 17th February days - Vegetation clearance and survey work. No impact to traffic. Pedestrian marshals will be overseeing the footpaths to escort pedestrians and cyclists safely past the works.

W/c 17th February nights - Survey work. No impact to traffic.

W/c 24th February days - Vegetation clearance and survey work. No impact to traffic. Pedestrian marshals will be overseeing the footpaths to escort pedestrians and cyclists safely past the works.

W/c 24th February nights - 2-way traffic lights on A40 and lane closures on A40 and around Wolvercote roundabout but travel in all directions will remain open.

W/c 2nd March - Survey work. No impact to traffic.